Cycing in Nidderdale

Ssh…don’t tell anyone about this place. It’s a real gem and a secret cycling centre of excellence – Nidderdale. With the long and winding ascent – or descent – of Greenhow Hill, coupled with Lofthouse Bank, it has climbs to match anywhere in the Dales. This long and narrow working dale is also blessed with […]

Mountain bike holidays

EBike Holidays

Specialist operator H+I Adventures is leading the charge in e-mountain bike travel, set to be the big trend in adventure travel for 2020. The international mountain biking experts will be launching five new battery-assisted tours for the year ahead, offering riders experiences from pedalling through the deserts of Namibia and Alpine descents in Switzerland, to […]

Garvia Pass Cycling Route

Gavia Pass and Mortirolo Pass

If you’re cycling the Stelvio pass, then stay in the area and tackle these two epic climbs during your stay. Both the Gavia and the Mortirolo Passes are full of history and pain, being well known within the Giro. Yes, this is a tough ride, but it will reward you with epic views and a […]

Laura Celdran Picos de Europe mountain bike

Return to Picos De Europe

Being a simple community of like minded riders from around the globe, it’s great to read about each others adventures. Here’s an awesome trip in an area that we know well, taken by our friend in Spain, Laura 🙂 If you like adventure, you’ll love this trip and want to ride in this beautiful mountain […]

Quad Lock Phone Mount

Quad Lock

Quad lock is simply awesome. Okay, that’s all you need to know, so I’ll go out riding again.

It truly is that simple. For all the multitude of phone mounts available, we’ve used quad lock on extended cycle tours, allowing us to be guided by google maps, on road bikes as we record Strava and on mountain bikes too. It’s secure and easy to fit and easy to remove on the fly, allowing you to take pictures from your phone easily.

The numerous mounts mean that Quad Lock fits quickly to any bike, with the ‘out front’ mount being super secure and well made. The Mount Pro is a simple system that swaps between bikes seamlessly and quickly due to strong rubber O rings and stays firmly in place on the roughest of trails. Using it on some of the toughest mtb trail centres in the UK, it allowed us to control our GoPro app as we filmed the routes. It’s often difficult when riding when control apps that control other things, but Quad Lock makes it all very simple to access.

The desk mount has also been a useful addition, as we filmed for social media on the phone and whilst using Cycle rollers and watching YouTube – well, why not. Everything from Quad Lock is well thought out, stylishly designed and superbly engineered to last along time. And when the rain starts falling, the crystal clear rain poncho slips neatly over the phone to keep it safe and allows you to keep functioning, even in the rainy Yorkshire Dales and Lake District where we test lots of review products.

Fastening the Quad Lock to your bike is simple and requires just a multi tool. The brand have a variety of spares available on the website for the occasions where you might lose odd pieces. I recently lost a bolt and thankfully their well developed help section on the website told me exactly which size and type of bolt that i needed to replace it.

It’s not often that you can say a product is: tough, ultimately engineered, stylish and performs superbly, but the Quad Lock system does it all extremely well. It’ll look good and last you a long time, so what’s not to like.

Images and article by Larisa Chinces  & Robert Thorpe